Daizhong Su

Daizhong Su
Nottingham Trent University | NTU · Product Design, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Doctor of Engineering

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Introduction
Prof. Su is Head of the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering Centre at NTU, Editor in Chief of International J. of Design Engineering and editor of other 5 journals, and former Chair of IFToMM Gear & Transmission Technical Committee. His research areas include sustainability, product/engineering design, and production/consumption. He has conducted over 25 collaborative projects supported by EU and other national/international funding bodies. He has more than 300 refereed publications.

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Publications (157)
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Although there are numerous published studies that have helped to enhance our understanding about methods or approaches to eco-design products, there are limited publications that focus on the study of eco-redesign of lighting products. Redesign of existing products is one of the most applied design-related activities in industry, and eco-redesign...
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Recently, there has been a growing effort to reduce the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycle, particularly during the end-of-life (EoL) stage. To incentivise consumers' recycling/reusing behaviours and enhance their environmental awareness, a novel ICT-based system for recycling and eco-shopping has been developed in this pa...
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Sustainable product innovation and its communication with consumers are essential for the realisation of sustainability through sustainable consumption. This research conducted a structured review addressing sustainable product innovation, including sustainable product development and service, environmental and socio-economic impacts, communication...
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Sustainable product innovation is essential for the realisation of sustainability through sustainable consumption. From the managerial perspective, sustainable products and service development require interdisciplinary knowledge, and the measurement of the environmental and socio-economic performance are significant indications for decision-making,...
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It is necessary to assess a product's sustainability from both environmental and social perspectives. However, combined environmental and social performance assessments have not been given enough attention. This paper presents a combined Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (E-LCA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) of an industrial LED lumina...
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In order to incentivise consumers to engage in sustainable consumption, a mobile application system is developed to implement an eco-incentive scheme, in which eco-credits are awarded to consumers who recycle and reuse end-of-life products and in which they can use the eco-credits for discounts in shopping, exchange the eco-credits for museum/theat...
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To date, many studies have been carried out to develop new approaches and methods to eco-design products. However, these have not been implemented and adopted by industry as much as they should. A better understanding of real-world industrial eco-design and development processes, and the eco-design tools applied during these, could inform the devel...
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Lighting products are essential for our daily life, but also produce heavy negative impact on the environment. To meet the demand of reducing the lighting products’ environmental impact, this research took an industrial lighting product as an example to illustrate the environmental impact assessment through the product life cycle and discovered the...
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Achieving triple bottom lines (TBL) throughout a product's life cycle is important in sustainable products and services. However, existing studies address the aspects of TBL partially, considering only a few stages of the product life cycle. Therefore, we propose a sustainable product development and service (SPDS) approach to address the entire pr...
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This paper presents a life cycle assessment (LCA) for the industrial Light Emitting Diode (LED) luminaire by using Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology. The assessment is carried out for raw material, assembly, distribution, use and end of life (EoL) stages, and all upstream emissions are considered. The analysis results show that the...
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A novel Internet-based information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure for an eco-accounting system was successfully developed to deliver “EcoCosts”, which are the values of environmental impact throughout the product life cycle. The ICT infrastructure manages its internal elements and interacts with operation modules in the supply chain...
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Lighting products are essential for our modern life nowadays, but they also produce high negative impacts on the environment. Although there are tools and methods available for reducing the environmental impact of lighting products, it is a challenging task to integrate them throughout the product development process. To overcome the challenge, thi...
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Nowadays, eco-accounting is widely used in sustainable consumption and production. In order to incentivise consumers’ sustainable consumption and enhance their environmental awareness, a novel mobile based eco-accounting infrastructure has been developed by this research. It applies the eco-credit values to incentivise the consumer’s recycling acti...
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An approach for integrating life-cycle assessment (LCA) into the eco-design of lighting products was developed, and LCAs of five lighting products that are currently on the market were then carried out using this approach. Based on the results of these LCAs, the sustainability requests for lighting products were derived and embedded into the produc...
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To meet the demand for selection of suitable software tools of lifecycle impact assessment (LCIA) for sustainable design, ten popular LCIA software tools are reviewed, including CES EDUPACK, SolidWorks, Sustainable Minds, SimaPro, Gabi, openLCA, ECO-it, Umberto NXT LCA, EIME, and EarthSmart. Then they are analysed against three criteria regarding t...
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In this chapter, a wide range of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methods, new initiative for reducing emissions and improving resource efficiency, and Product Environmental Footprint are examined, in order to introduce the research tendency in this filed and clarify the differences among these Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) methods. The LCIA metho...
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This chapter starts with the introduction of genetic algorithm (GA), including the definition of the GA optimisation, the development history and methodology of the algorithm, and its advantages and limitations, followed by the introduction of the GA tool embedded in software package MATLAB. And then the approach of sustainable product design optim...
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A novel approach for converting ecoinvent data format (i.e. EcoSpold) to SQL format is developed to achieve life cycle impact (LCI) inventory data management and to serve web based applications. The approach is demonstrated by employing the data extraction programming script and applying the extracted data values and information in an SQL database...
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Lighting products are essential in our lives, but they also produce a high environmental impact in our planet. One of the most effective and feasible approaches to reduce their environmental impact is eco-design. However, there are not comprehensive and updated systematic methods to eco-design lighting products. This chapter presents an effective c...
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In this chapter, after a brief literature review, the social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) technology is introduced, including fundamental terminologies, steps for Implementing an S-LCA, and seven major assessment methods. A case study is presented to illustrate how the procedure and relevant assessment methods are applied in the S-LCA of a company...
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Nowadays, farming is one of the major sources of environmental impacts in the world. This research developed an approach of combining the life cycle assessment (LCA) and Farm Carbon Calculator (FCC) to assess the environmental impact of farming. The LCA is a general method covering a broad spectrum of environmental impact assessment and the FCC is...
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Products produce negative ecological impacts, such as pollution on the environment, harmful gas emission, and negative impacts on eco-systems and human health. The ecological impact of a product can be measured with a numerical value called eco-point (EU H2020 CIRC4Life Project 2018), eco-score or eco-cost (von Geibler 2014). In this book, the ‘eco...
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Sustainable production has been attracting more and more attention nowadays. Gearbox is a widely applied mechanical engineering product. However, little work of life cycle assessment (LCA) aimed at the gearbox could be found in the literature. This paper presents a LCA of gearbox to fill in the gap. The life cycle of the gearbox is modelled paramet...
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This book consists of 16 chapters which are grouped into four parts including tools, methods, LCA case studies and integrated approach for sustainable product development. Overview of this book is given with brief information of the 16 chapters. The scope of sustainable product development is presented. The sustainable product development process i...
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Sustainability is increasingly considered an essential business function, but in Libya, petroleum companies are slow to address operational issues that could reduce environmental concerns. This study aims to evaluate the environmental impacts of upstream petroleum operations. The methods adopted in the study are a literature review, an Environmenta...
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The function of the eco-accounting is to measure the ecological impact of product, or called eco-point, throughout product’s life cycle. In the eco-accounting, large amounts of dynamic data are to be captured for the calculation of eco-point. In order to obtain the data, the Information and communication technology (ICT) is required to collect dyna...
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This chapter explains how to assess the environmental impact of lighting products by applying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, and how the LCA results can be used to inform eco-design recommendations to reduce the environmental impact of lighting products. This is illustrated using a real-life example, where the environmental impact of a li...
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This chapter reviews the main directives, regulations and standards relevant to the design and manufacture of sustainable products. Product designers and manufacturers have to be aware of these, because some of these are mandatory in some countries (e.g. EU countries) and others can contribute significantly to reduce the environmental and social im...
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A new type of raised flooring product made of composite materials has been developed. The life cycle assessment (LCA) of the product is presented in this chapter. In the assessment, the new product is compared with two existing products, cement injected steel flooring product and chipboard-based flooring product. A cradle to grave LCA is carried ou...
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This chapter is to illustrate the integrated approach for sustainable product development with a case study of a raised access flooring product which consists of a floor panel made of sheet moulding compound material, a support stringer and pedestals. The product development process presented in this chapter focuses on the sustainable production pr...
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This chapter explains how to assess the environmental impact of lighting products by applying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, and how the LCA results can be used to inform eco-design recommendations to reduce the environmental impact of lighting products. This is illustrated using a real-life example, where the environmental impact of a li...
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Lighting products are essential in our lives, but they also produce a high environmental impact in our planet. One of the most effective and feasible approaches to reduce their environmental impact is eco-design. However, there are not comprehensive and updated systematic methods to eco-design lighting products. This chapter presents an effective c...
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This chapter reviews the main directives, regulations and standards relevant to the design and manufacture of sustainable products. Product designers and manufacturers have to be aware of these, because some of these are mandatory in some countries (e.g. EU countries) and others can contribute significantly to reduce the environmental and social im...
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This book offers a comprehensive review of sustainability and product design, providing useful information on the relevant regulations and standards for industries to meet increasing market demands for eco-products, while reducing their impact on the environment. The examples and methods presented allow readers to gain insights into sustainable pro...
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An approach has been developed for sustainable integrated manufacture, covering the whole product development process from material acquisition till the product end of life treatment, which is part of the CIRC4Life project supported by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. The approach consists of three new circular economy business mod...
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Water-cooled air conditioning units have huge potential for providing a low carbon emission solution to controlling the temperature and humidity of commercial and domestic buildings as they do not rely on hazardous refrigerant materials in their operation unlike most present devices. Currently, however, its use is limited in high humidity areas due...
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Social life cycle assessment is an important method to assess products’ social impacts throughout their life cycles. There are already some indicators and software to assist conducting social life cycle assessment. However, it is hard for users to share or reuse assessment results because of different application data structures. To resolve this pr...
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It is an inevitable trend that more and more divided RF systems are integrated into one rack for the new generation airborne electronic equipment development. However, the “module-based” electromagne-tic compatibility requirements, evaluation methods and other new electromagnetic compatibility issues have been inevitably brought out by the RF integ...
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The use of LED lighting products is growing rapidly. However, there are no in-depth, updated studies that show how to assess and compare these products for eco-design purposes. This research aims to inform eco-design by assessing and comparing the environmental impact of a new LED eco-lighting product with an existing LED lighting product. A cradle...
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The motion state of debris ejected from the vehicle involved in vehicular collision is important for finding-out the vehicle collision speed. This research developed an analytical model to recognise the debris motion state. With the model, analyses were conducted, which reveal that if α, which is the contact angle between the debris and the ground...
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Helical gears are widely used in gearboxes due to its low noise and high load carrying capacity, but it is difficult to diagnose their early faults based on the signals produced by condition monitoring systems, particularly when the gears rotate at low speed. In this paper, a new concept of Root Mean Square (RMS) value calculation using angle domai...
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Sustainability is increasingly considered an essential business function, but in Libya, petroleum companies are slow to address operational issues that could reduce environmental concerns. This study aims to evaluate the environmental impacts of upstream petroleum operations. The methods adopted in the study are a literature review, an environmenta...
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A remote online condition monitoring system for thermo-electric-generations (TEGs) is reported in this paper, which is applied in sustainable buildings. The system monitors the electrical power and heat energy generated by TEGs and to regulate the temperature of cold side of thermoelectric (TE) units used in the TEGs. The system provides the follow...
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LED lighting products have been increasingly utilized in the world nowadays, and there is a demand for the LED lighting product developers to effectively select tools to eco-design and manufacture of these type of products. To meet such a demand, a toolbox for design and manufacture of LED lighting products has been developed. In this paper, the de...
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To meet the demand of online collaborative design, a Web-based Collaborative Working Environment (CWE) has been developed. An approach to enhance sustainable furniture design by utilizing the CWE is proposed. In this paper, the CWE framework is briefly presented, which consists of upperware, middleware and resource layers; then three key aspects of...
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An Internet-based system for recycling consumer electronic products has been developed, which monitors the recycling process of electronic products and rewards consumers with incentive points to motivate them to recycle waste electronic products. The system enables the consumers to view the points rewarded online and make a purchase with the reward...
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Implementing Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) improves environment, quality, sustainability, and reduces food’ risks. TQEM has emerged from integrating Environmental Management System (EMS) into the Total Quality Management (TQM). In this paper, an investigation is presented to study the current situation, and identify the barriers and...
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Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lighting products require more reliable data to inform Life Cycle Assessment. Understanding why and when they fail under real operating conditions provides better data for this assessment contributing to: (1) understanding of how to extend its lifespan, (2) informing design recommendations to extend their lifespan and (3...
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The limited data availability, transparency and harmonisation in environmental assessments of products are bottlenecks for improved environmental and sustainability governance. Despite the progressive developments of information and communication systems, reliable, accurate, up-to-date data for assessing the resource use of products and services is...
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Adhering to an Environmental Management System (EMS) is the start point in moving an organisation towards a sustainable future. The aim of this study is to identify the barriers for effective implementation of an EMS (ISO4001) in the Libyan oil sector, which would benefit in smoother implementation in future and as a result will lead to environment...
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mplementing Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) improves environment, quality, sustainability, and reduces food risks. TQEM has emerged from integrating Environmental Management System (EMS) into the Total Quality Management (TQM). In this paper, an investigation is presented to study the current situation, and identify the barriers and m...
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An Internet-based system for recycling consumer electronic products has been developed, which monitors the recycling process of electronic products and rewards consumers with incentive points to motivate them to recycle waste electronic products. The system enables the consumers to view the points rewarded online and make a purchase with the reward...
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The comparison of five popular life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) software tools was conducted, including CES EDUPACK, Solidworks Sustainability, Sustainable Minds, SimaPro, and Gabi. Six comparison criteria were used, regarding the function to define a product and its life cycle, LCIA methods employed in the software, availability for the user to...
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Surface finish of machined parts in end milling operations is significantly influenced by process faults such as tool wear and tool holding (fixturing system). Therefore, monitoring these faults is considerably important to improve the quality of the product. In this paper, an investigation is presented to design the condition monitoring system to...
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Crowd dynamic management research has seen significant attention in recent years in research and industry in an attempt to improve safety level and management of large scale events and in large public places such as stadiums, theatres, railway stations, subways and other places where high flow of people at high densities is expected. Failure to det...
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Lighting products are widely used nowadays; however, their environmental impact is considerable and should be reduced. In order to contribute to the reduction, a novel eco-lighting product has been developed. The product has a number of eco-features, such as using LED as its lighting source and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) material for...
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A green lighting product has been developed, which has the following sustainable features: recycled PET materials are used in the housing of the product; LED is used as lighting sources, which are the most efficient in terms of light output over a period of time; and Eco-efficient electronic/electric components, such as electronic drivers, are deve...
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Sensors location plays an important role in designing an effective condition monitoring system. Stability and reliability of information captured entirely depends on sensor location. The aim of this research is to investigate the relationship between sensor location and detecting the fault in a gearbox system. This paper proposes a methodology for...
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Existing studies and methodologies for eco-design of products have not sufficiently taken into account the integration of different types of lifecycle assessment (LCA) software-based tools in design processes in detail, and their application has not systematically matched these with design process stages. On the other hand the ever increasing pace...
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Existing studies and methodologies for eco-design of products have not sufficiently taken into account the integration of different types of lifecycle assessment (LCA) software-based tools in design processes in detail, and their application has not systematically matched these with design process stages. On the other hand the ever increasing pace...
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In order to investigate the life of bearings lubricated by solid lubricant (BLSL), which are installed in the rotational parts of spacecraft, a test platform has been developed. The platform can test the life of BLSL working under the vacuum environment with high-low temperature cycle conditions. The test platform consists of three systems of loadi...
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Surface roughness is one of the most significant parameters to determine quality of machined parts. Surface roughness is defined as a group of irregular waves in the surface, measured in micrometers (μm). Many investigations have been performed to verify the relationship between surface roughness and cutting parameters such as cutting speed, feed r...
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There is a growing demand for products with low environmental impact due to current and upcoming environmental regulations/policies and increased environmental consumer awareness. Thus, integration of tools, methods, techniques for sustainability into design processes is becoming essential to design greener products. This paper presents a novel env...
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This paper presents an approach for ecological impact assessment of industrial gearboxes using Simapro and ReCiPe method. The importance and necessity of sustainability for product design and manufacture is introduced first, and then the methodology of ecological impact (eco-impact) assessment suitable for eco-design is presented, which includes th...
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The effect of nano-calcium carbonate particles as additives on the titanium complex grease was investigated in this paper. Tribological properties of the titanium complex grease containing nano-calcium carbonate were evaluated with a four-ball tester. The morphology of wear scar of steel ball was observed using the sweep electron microscope. The ch...
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The development of a control system of solid desiccant dehumidifier for air-conditioning is reported in this paper. The system is applied to monitor and control the internal conditions of air-conditioned buildings with a view to reducing carbon emissions. The system provides the following major functions: data acquisition, data processing and decis...
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Condition monitoring systems of machining processes are essential technology for improving productivity and automation. Tool wear monitoring of cutting tools is one of the important applications in this area. In this paper, the effect of collet fixturing quality on the design of condition monitoring systems to detect tool wear is discussed. The pap...
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. Small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) are challenged with the task of producing customized products in a timely and cost-effective manner. Winning competitive advantage is an imperative strategy for SMEs to compete with large sized organizations. The purpose of this research is to establish a Web oriented system to help SMEs to...
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This paper describes the utilisation of multi sensor fusion model using force, vibration, acoustic emission, strain and sound sensors for monitoring tool wear in end milling operations. The paper applies the ASPS approach (Automated Sensor and Signal Processing Selection) method for signal processing and sensor selection [1]. The sensory signals we...
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The pressure-viscosity relationships of phosphate synthetic oil and other two kinds of similar atmospheric viscosity synthetic oils were studied using ultra-high pressure capillary viscometer. The pressure-viscosity relationship of phosphate synthetic oil is much better than the other two kinds of synthetic oils. The impact of pressure on viscosity...
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A remote online machine monitoring system is developed across a desktop PC and mobile devices to monitor and control machine’s working conditions. A server-client network structure is constructed for real time communication between server and client modules. Within the server module, data I/O (input/output) communication is utilised to acquire mach...
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Condition monitoring of components is commonly required to evaluate integrity, manage maintenance and predict impending failure. The condition of many electrical and mechanical components is revealed by their thermal signature which can be reliably monitored by infrared camera. Thermal data obtained optically has the advantage of being non-contact...
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Tribological properties of the urea grease containing nano-silica were investigated with a four-ball tester, and its noise characteristics were evaluated with a BVT-1 bearing vibration tester. The results showed that the nano-silica has good effects on friction and wear resistances, the urea grease with 3% nano-silica has the least value of frictio...